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Vikings hang onto veteran corner Terence Newman for another year

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Vikings cornerback Terence Newman had a week to look around.

He apparently didn’t find a better offer than staying put.

According to Tom Pelissero of USA Today, the veteran cornerback has agreed to a one-year, $3 million deal to stay with the Vikings.

Newman wanted to stay with the Vikings, but sometimes it takes time for two sides to agree on what that means.

He’s 37, but still playing at a high level, and remains an important of Mike Zimmer’s defense. Having brought him in from Cincinnati, Zimmer knows exactly what he brings to the table, and must have convinced someone it was $3 million worth.

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45 Responses to “Vikings hang onto veteran corner Terence Newman for another year”
  1. truenorth84 says: Mar 15, 2016 1:59 PM

    Superbowl Homeboy

  2. blowfishes says: Mar 15, 2016 1:59 PM

    Still think Reggie Nelson isn’t currently employed because of his age?

  3. jimnsota says: Mar 15, 2016 1:59 PM

    Good, we needed him back. He was solid and understands the system.

  4. lightninhopkins says: Mar 15, 2016 2:00 PM

    Had a great year last year. Good to have him back!

  5. In Teddy We Trust says: Mar 15, 2016 2:00 PM

    Hello, Newman.

  6. raidernation210 says: Mar 15, 2016 2:02 PM

    doesn’t matter until they find a franchise qb, it’s a shame they passed on Carr…hahahahaha!!

  7. In Teddy We Trust says: Mar 15, 2016 2:03 PM

    Good player, great veteran leader, and he’ll be a solid backup instead of a starter this year. The Vikings’ depth will be much better than last year. Next move is to get Greenway back.

  8. idurenn says: Mar 15, 2016 2:06 PM

    Great sign. Now……go get Greenway!

  9. purpleguy says: Mar 15, 2016 2:07 PM

    Glad he’s coming back for another year, but you have to expect his playing time will be decreased this year with Waynes playing more. The Vikes probably shied away from Nelson in order to avoid a 2016 AARP convention in the defensive backfield.

  10. hrmlss says: Mar 15, 2016 2:12 PM

    Awesome, love to see him back there.

  11. Modern Day Einstein says: Mar 15, 2016 2:17 PM

    raidernation210 says:
    Mar 15, 2016 2:02 PM
    doesn’t matter until they find a franchise qb, it’s a shame they passed on Carr…hahahahaha!!
    ——————————

    Interesting timing for this statement. Considering that on November 15th, Terrence Newman intercepted Derek Carr twice during the Vikings 30-14 stomping of the Raiders(in Oakland) while Carr was on the way to a QB rating of 40.6.

    Remember that?

  12. wtfru2 says: Mar 15, 2016 2:23 PM

    Now let’s grab Nelson, who is still available at safety!

  13. fwippel says: Mar 15, 2016 2:29 PM

    So will Newman end up playing CB or safety, especially with Trae Waynes waiting in the wings? Either way, it’s great to have him back for another year.

    As for the peanut gallery:
    raidernation210 says:
    Mar 15, 2016 2:02 PM
    doesn’t matter until they find a franchise qb, it’s a shame they passed on Carr…hahahahaha!!
    ========================================

    Perhaps you missed the head-to-head meeting between Carr and Bridgewater last fall. Yeah, Carr threw for a lot of yards in that game. Carr also got picked off twice. While Bridgewater didn’t put up huge numbers, he played well, and most importantly, WON 30-14.

    Enjoy those gaudy stats Carr puts up. I’ll take the ‘W’.

  14. ariani1985 says: Mar 15, 2016 2:32 PM

    Could easily start on the traditionally horrible packers defense, both corner and safety spots!

  15. numba1wiscosportsfan says: Mar 15, 2016 2:37 PM

    Good signing Vike’s. Crafty player, good mentor for your boy X and Wayne’s. GO PACK!!!

  16. lindacaseauthor says: Mar 15, 2016 2:44 PM

    So happy we’ve gotten back the vast majority of our NFCN championship team plus added even more integral position players especially Alex Boone who’s a mad, hungry animal (hungry for Claitlin, that is). Can’t wait to watch that guy play. We started being on our way last year and now the stars are all aligning and we’re REALLY on our way. Welcome back Neumann and Ellison!

  17. Teddy BH20's House of Noodle Arms says: Mar 15, 2016 2:44 PM

    Nothing like having a 38 year old CB to fill in for your 1st round draft pick who proved to be a total bust.

  18. PurpleRaid18 says: Mar 15, 2016 2:48 PM

    raidernation210 says:
    Mar 15, 2016 2:02 PM

    doesn’t matter until they find a franchise qb, it’s a shame they passed on Carr…hahahahaha!!

    _______________________________________

    Bruh, your team has been irrelevant for the last 20 years. And while Carr certainly has the makings of a franchise QB, all those stats got you to an 7-9 season, and another year watching the playoffs. Whereas Teddy, who certainly looks the part, played smart football (behind a leaky O-line) and helped guide the Vikings to the postseason.

  19. insightfulcomments says: Mar 15, 2016 2:53 PM

    Patriots trade Chandler Jones to Cards for Johnathan Cooper and 2nd round pick.

  20. h0metownzero says: Mar 15, 2016 2:56 PM

    Terrance Newman?????

    He’s so old that he lies about his kids age.

    Hapless and tasteless – thy name is Vikings.

  21. fluffy19 says: Mar 15, 2016 2:56 PM

    Newman, Sherels, and Ellison are great re-signings. All underrated guys who do a lot. Keeping them and losing Robinson and Wallace is fine with me. We still need a big play receiver, but so far, we’ve kept the right guys imho.

  22. filthymcnasty3 says: Mar 15, 2016 2:58 PM

    It must be bring your Grandpa to work day in Winter Park.

  23. bondlake says: Mar 15, 2016 2:59 PM

    37 years old?

    A-Rod will have a feast!

  24. keem513 says: Mar 15, 2016 3:00 PM

    Still got his speed

  25. filthymcnasty3 says: Mar 15, 2016 3:01 PM

    Do his Social Security checks count against their cap number?

  26. Teddy BH20's House of Noodle Arms says: Mar 15, 2016 3:10 PM

    Vikings wish all day long they would have drafted Carr over Teddy. It’s not even a debate which one can be a legit franchise QB and which one can’t even be better than a backup.

  27. randy8123 says: Mar 15, 2016 3:40 PM

    Dude has had a unique career – only two pro bowls (last time 6 years ago), never had more than 5 picks in a season, had a rash of injuries in his 30’s, but still plays at a high enough level to get a 14th season. Not many have that career history. Definition of high floor low ceiling.

  28. ariani1985 says: Mar 15, 2016 3:43 PM

    Now that little erin Rogers is nothing more than a game manager should the packers have drafted Carr?

  29. shaggytoodle says: Mar 15, 2016 3:58 PM

    I understand the signing trying to help out young DBs come along, and the importance of having leadership like that…

    Is he ever going to make the transition to Safety like Woodson did, or is that not something the Vikings are going to consider or not really, because he isn’t may not transition to that as easily?

    Lastly if having more than 3800 passing yards and 30 TDs makes you nothing more than game manager. What does that make Theodore?

  30. cribbage12 says: Mar 15, 2016 4:12 PM

    And the NFCN QBs shout a collective “YESSSS!” even though the Vikings retain their top DB.

  31. saberwolf335 says: Mar 15, 2016 4:36 PM

    the NFCN QBs shout a collective “YESSSS!” even though the Vikings retain their top DB.

    You mean the quarterbacks that went a combined 1–5 against the Vikings last year?

  32. mnrasslinggovjesse says: Mar 15, 2016 4:41 PM

    Just remember our Verne Gagne was a world champion at age 60! Maybe Newman bought out his supply of Geraspeed!

  33. vikingforlife says: Mar 15, 2016 4:44 PM

    Thanks, saberwolf335, couldn’t have said it better myself!

  34. filthymcnasty3 says: Mar 15, 2016 5:09 PM

    Wow – great bit of trivia.

    So a 60 year old Verne Gagne has more World Championships than every Viking in history.

  35. billbrasky72 says: Mar 15, 2016 5:37 PM

    Love T-New!

  36. whatjusthapped says: Mar 15, 2016 6:15 PM

    I don’t know which impresses me more, the fact that a 37 year old can still play corner in the NFL (play corner is a relative term, remember, its the Vikings) or the fact that this same 37 year old corner beat out the #11 overall pick in the draft. Either Newman is Superman or Waynes is a bust. I know which one I would bet on.

  37. lambeaudungbarn says: Mar 15, 2016 6:22 PM

    raidernation210 says: Mar 15, 2016 2:02 PM

    doesn’t matter until they find a franchise qb, it’s a shame they passed on Carr…hahahahaha!!
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Last time I looked…. Teddy and the Vikings BEAT Your Guy Carr and the Raiders head to head last year! HAHAHAHAHAHAH

  38. sdspec says: Mar 15, 2016 6:41 PM

    Mike Wallace: ‘I need a good quarterback’

  39. lambeaudungbarn says: Mar 15, 2016 6:59 PM

    filthymcnasty3 says: Mar 15, 2016 2:58 PM

    It must be bring your Grandpa to work day in Winter Park.
    ======================================
    We have improved our team in FA, while your GM Turd Turner resigned your whole 2nd place team..
    except the player that took the year off instead of playing us twice!
    It must really SUCK to be a Packer Fan right now!

  40. beerbratscheese says: Mar 15, 2016 7:22 PM

    Who has more playoff INTs, B.J. Raji or Terrance Newman? I’ll give you a hint. The player just retired.

  41. vikingf0rlife says: Mar 15, 2016 7:28 PM

    Still won’t help. NOT until we get rid of this college QB. We will never be good enough to win by relying on some good defense, a game manager and FGs. Unfortunetely our Vikes still have A LOT of work to do:

    1) NO QB: Slightly better than Blaine Gabbertt

    2) NO RB: Washed up, old, Child Abuser

    3) NO WRs: We all know our WRs are terrible

    4) NO TE: Rudolph had a good season or two, but need upgrade

    5) NO OL: Clearly we are trying to improve the OL

  42. viking1961 says: Mar 15, 2016 9:34 PM

    hahahahaha ….. not as much as the packers….! FREE agents JUST don not want play there in GRB …. plain & simple….!

  43. unmercifulone says: Mar 15, 2016 11:34 PM

    “sdspec says: Mike Wallace: ‘I need a good quarterback’”

    Wallace was just confessing to the world that he sucks as a deep wideout.

  44. frank booth says: Mar 15, 2016 11:38 PM

    fwippel says:
    Mar 15, 2016 2:29 PM

    So will Newman end up playing CB or safety, especially with Trae Waynes waiting in the wings? Either way, it’s great to have him back for another year.

    As for the peanut gallery:
    raidernation210 says:
    Mar 15, 2016 2:02 PM
    doesn’t matter until they find a franchise qb, it’s a shame they passed on Carr…hahahahaha!!
    ========================================

    Perhaps you missed the head-to-head meeting between Carr and Bridgewater last fall. Yeah, Carr threw for a lot of yards in that game. Carr also got picked off twice. While Bridgewater didn’t put up huge numbers, he played well, and most importantly, WON 30-14.

    Enjoy those gaudy stats Carr puts up. I’ll take the ‘W’.
    ===================================
    Quarterbacks don’t go head-to-head. They play against opposing defenses. Teddy threw for 99 yards and an INT in Game 17 against the Packers defense. If he had to play the Vikings’ defense, imagine what they would do to him.

  45. fmc651 says: Mar 16, 2016 12:50 AM

    Glad to see this signing, he played very well for the purple soul last year. Now get Greenway signed.

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